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Battery darling Our Next Energy lands massive $300M Series B to build gigafactory
ONE’s move into at-scale manufacturing comes as the U.S. battery industry is newly emboldened by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Solid Power and BMW’s R&D deal offers a sneak peek into the battery industry’s future
The battery industry is starting to resemble the pharma industry in the way it tackles R&D risk, manufacturing and commercialization.
Honda and LG Energy plan to build a $4.4 billion lithium-ion plant in the US
Honda is the latest car company with plans to manufacture lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. The automaker said Monday it is forming a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions to supply the North America
Can battery recycling help end US reliance on China?
China has long been the leader in battery supply and manufacturing. The Inflation Reduction Act seeks to end reliance on the East Asian country and turn the U.S. into a battery powerhouse.
Manchin’s ultimatum may turn the US into a battery powerhouse
“You want to get your $7,500, then build this industry.”
Battery investment moves onshore to kick-start US EV production
Here’s a look at some of the major U.S. battery projects underway.
3 indicators to watch for on Ford Q2 earnings day
While much of the automotive industry has suffered a downturn due to a lack of supply to meet pent-up demand, Ford has bucked the trend. At least, in terms of sales goals so far this year. Industry wi
Ford adds battery capacity, LFP chemistry to scale global EV business
Ford said Thursday it has shored up its battery supply chain as part of its global strategy to sell more than 2 million EVs annually by 2026. The automaker, which is investing $50 billion to scale it
Panasonic to build $4B EV battery plant in Kansas
Panasonic said Wednesday it plans to build the world’s largest EV battery plant, a $4 billion factory in Kansas that will manufacture and supply lithium-ion batteries to EV makers. The factory is sl
Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices
An older, cheaper and safer battery technology is poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the U.S. — if the global lithium supply remains stable.
Solid Power’s pilot production line brings road-tripping solid-state batteries closer to reality
The move represents another step in the steady march toward solid-state lithium-ion batteries, which promise to bring unprecedented range and safety to electric vehicles.
US battery production enters new era as Solid Power’s pilot production line debuts
By Solid Power’s very realistic timeline, we might have the opportunity to buy a solid-state battery EV as soon as 2028.
Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage
Today’s lithium mines can't hope to meet skyrocketing demand. Startups like Lilac Solutions and Vulcan Energy Resources have leaped into action with new, more efficient lithium extraction processes
Lithium-silicon batteries get vote of confidence with Sila’s Mercedes deal
Sila's deal to produce automotive-scale battery materials suggests that the startup has solved lithium-silicon's Achilles' heel.
Ballooning US EV registrations raise opportunities for startups
Surging EV adoption is certain to drive even more opportunities for startups to capitalize on the sector's growth.
Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)
While R&D work continues on its lithium-metal technology, an increasing amount of SES' cash is going toward building facilities in the ramp up to commercial production.
Battery startups are working to disrupt more than just cars and trucks
Startups no longer have to pretend that they’re going to be the Next Big Thing in electrified mobility -- they can acknowledge that they have far more potential to disrupt other parts of the economy
Exclusive look at patent filings reveals Our Next Energy’s plans for a no-compromise EV battery pack
TechCrunch reviewed ONE’s patent applications and has an exclusive look at how the company plans to merge different battery types into a pack that’s twice as energy dense as what’s in today’s
Sila buys new factory to produce next-gen EV battery tech on US soil
Battery technology company Sila announced the purchase of a new facility in Washington state that will see its next-generation battery chemistry in hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles by the en
Charged with billions in capital, meet the 9 startups developing tomorrow’s batteries today
Today’s batteries are better in every respect than those made five years ago, but they still leave much to be desired. What’s needed are some breakthroughs.